The following national organizations provide additional support and resources, designed for those affected by cancer.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Toll Free: 800.227.2345
ACS is a nation-wide organization that provides a free, 24-hour cancer information line, website, and an on-line support community. Local chapters offer support groups and other services for cancer patients and their families.
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
Toll Free: 800.843.8114
AICR’s website, phone line, and brochures provide information about cancer prevention and eating during and after treatment. Registered dieticians answer questions online and by phone.
American Pain Foundation
Toll Free: 888.615.7246
The foundation provides pain management information, hosts online support groups, and publishes newsletters.
American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
Toll Free 1.866.276.7443
APOS offers a toll-free hotline that helps cancer patients, caregivers and advocacy organizations obtain referrals for local counseling services throughout the United States. This referral program aims to connect cancer patients and their caregivers to psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and counselors skilled in the management of cancer-related distress.
Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
ACOR offers access to over 150 on-line sources that provide support, information, and community to everyone affected by cancer.
Toll Free: 877.226.2741
Cancer411 is dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families find information that they need. It offers listings of cancer clinical trials world-wide, information regarding treatment options, listings of support groups for patients and families, chat and message boards.
Toll Free: 800.813.4673
CancerCare provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. They offer individual and group counseling, online and telephone support groups, financial assistance, and teleconferences.
This website provides information about cancer pain, hosts interactive discussion groups, and helps patients and doctors with pain management decision making.
This website is designed for patients and caregivers to provide information on learning about and managing each of ten cancer treatment-related symptoms that patients undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnoses commonly experience: anorexia, cognitive dysfunction, depression, dyspnea, fatigue, hormonal disturbances, neutropenia, pain, peripheral neuropathy, and sexual dysfunction.
Gilda’s Club Worldwide
Toll Free: 888.445.3248
Gilda's Club provides meeting places throughout the United States where men, women and children living with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build emotional and social support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda's Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a nonresidential, homelike setting.
Hospice Foundation of America
Toll Free: 800.854.3402
Hospice Foundation of America provides information and educational materials about end-of-life and grief, and choosing hospice services. They also host annual bereavement teleconferences.
I’m TooYoung ForThis! Cancer Foundation
The I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation For Young Adults is a global support community for young adults affected by cancer who get busy living and rock on. Their mission is to improve quality of life by providing 'one-stop' access to hard to find resources, peer support and social networks. They use music and the arts to make it hip to be a survivor and talk about stupid cancer by advocating on behalf of over 200 young adult support resources and one million plus survivors aged 15-39 who are currently living with and beyond cancer worldwide.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Information Service
Toll Free: 800.422.6237
The NCI is the government agency that coordinates cancer research. Through its website and telephone and on-line resources, the NCI offers cancer information, clinical trials listings, and brochures.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Toll Free: 877.622.7937
NCCS provides education and support to cancer survivors and their caregivers. They offer a free audio program, the Cancer Survival Toolbox® that is designed to help cancer survivors and caregivers develop practical skills to deal with the diagnosis, treatment and challenges of cancer.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
Toll Free: 800.658.8898
NHPCO’s information line and Caring Connections website provide information about all aspects of hospice and end-of-life care, including finding a provider, advanced directives, caregiving, and coping with grief.
Toll Free: 888.793.9355
The Wellness community offers support, educational materials, online support groups, and other resources to people with cancer.